Apply To Be APAC's Community & Legislative Organizer!


All Parks Alliance for Change
Community & Legislative Organizer

Organization Background. APAC is the statewide organization representing Minnesota’s 180,000 manufactured (mobile) home park residents. APAC provides a vehicle for manufactured home owners to express their needs and concerns in their parks and in the larger community, through a mix of community organizing, leadership training, and state legislative advocacy.

Our priorities for the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session are:

  • Resident Opportunity to Purchase – Require park owners to provide residents with 60-days notice of any intended sale and the opportunity to submit an offer to buy their parks.
  • Rent Stabilization – Require park owners to provide a five-year rent history to applicants, limit rent increases to once a year, and limit the size of rent increases.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – Provide mediation and a legal hearing through the MN Offices of Administrative Hearings as an alternative to time and expense of going to court.

Primary Responsibilities.

  • Community Organizing
    • Conduct community organizing campaigns around resident-defined issues – such as park closings, cooperative conversions, or community improvements.
    • Outreach to residents through door-to-door leafleting and other methods to provide information to about APAC, their legal rights, and upcoming events.
    • Hold workshops to educate residents about their rights and organizing strategies.
    • Organize new resident associations and promote leadership development.
    • Recruit new APAC members and encourage the formation of APAC chapters.
  • Legislative Organizing
    • Inform residents about legislative issues, including by organizing issue forums.
    • Promote resident contacts with legislators through calls, meetings, etc.
    • Take action with residents on legislation through petitions, lobby days, etc.
    • Network with housing advocates, faith-based organizations, etc.
  • Be available for other tasks as needed.

Qualifications & Experience.

  • Required Skills: Community organizing experience; commitment to social and economic justice; ability to build partnerships and coalitions; strong interpersonal communication skills; can work as part of a team or independently and can take direction; able to organize tasks, manage time and prioritize projects; basic competency on personal computer systems; a valid drivers license; can work evenings/weekends and travel as needed; and able to perform periodic outdoor leafleting.
  • Preferred Skills: Community organizing experience, familiarity with housing issues; previous work in diverse communities; and experience coordinating or supervising others.
  • Helpful Skills (Not Required): Spanish or Hmong language skills.

Salary and Benefits. Annual salary of $30,000, with twice monthly pay periods. As outlined in APAC’s Employee Handbook, benefits include ten paid holidays, ten vacation days, ten sick days, one additional personal day, and health benefits.

To Apply. Applications will be accepted through January 26, 2020. Submit a cover letter and resume to: Dave Anderson, Executive Director, c/o All Parks Alliance for Change. By E-mail: dave@allparksallianceforchange.org. By U.S. Mail: 2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55114. Questions, call: 651-644-5525 or toll free 1-855-331-2722.